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July 31st, 2001
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Date:July 31st, 2001 11:55 am (UTC)
I would agree with you in the abstract, but not in the details. ;-) It's a concept I've been groping to clarify, so let me ramble a bit.

Driving new places -- I like driving, it's a low-stress activity. I like driving new places; it means I get to see territory I haven't seen before. I am a fidget about being on time for appointments, so that can play in and get me a bit tense. But with no deadline, I don't mind getting lost, even -- more new territory, and I know the space better so I won't make that mistake again.

new recipes -- I may be overconfident about my cooking skills, or I may just be conservative about trying anything that looks too complicated, but again, I approach these with an experimental frame of mind, not a do or die.

singing -- I like to sing, even though my voice makes trained singers wince. I wouldn't mind singing better, but my ego doesn't hang on the quality (or lack thereof) of my performance.

geekery -- I have a tough time copping to things I don't know, or can't solve, or don't do well -- in the area of my expertise, ie, Unix. I feel no stress at all telling people with Windows issues that I can't help 'em. :-)

horses -- I care passionately about Doing The Right Thing. I have invested a lot of time in learning what this is. Paradoxically, it makes it hard for me to cope with new situations where I don't know what TRT is, because I feel I "should" know, and that's where the guilt and pressure come in.

Huh. I'm not seeing a common thread here. Maybe I'll look again tomorrow.
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Date:July 31st, 2001 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hmmn. I agree with you about the driving -- it's the deadline that stresses me. Ditto with the cooking.

Ah, and I get stressed about the geekery thing. I'm supposed to know Windows *and* Unix so when something comes up that I don't know, STRESS.

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Date:August 1st, 2001 07:40 pm (UTC)
Horses = responsibility for others rather than responsiblity for oneself?

Where do cats & dogs fit into this? Do or die? (Cats might not be a fair question, given that you've had so much practise with them -- but I guess you've had a lot of practise with horses, too?)
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